Alamo Square’s Painted Ladies

14 Sep

Have you heard of Alamo Square?

What about the Painted Ladies?

No, they aren’t some sordid display on a street corner.  🙂

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The Painted Ladies are a row of traditionally San Franciscan Victorian homes

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But what makes them spectacular is their location.

Many TV programs and movies, that are set in San Francisco, have used this view.

I remember seeing it in the opening scenes of each “Full House” episode.

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You’ve got to view them from the right angle though.

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You have to hike up to the highest vantage point that Alamo Square offers, to get the best views.

As you can see the houses are on a typical San Franciscan incline.

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 A less foggy day would probably have helped the view a little…however asthmatics, like myself, don’t want too breathtaking a view.  🙂

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Each individual house was unique and oozing with character.

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They’ve got tall and compact down to a fine art.

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The less ‘view appreciative’ of our group – yep, the men – took off to the park after a quick squiz to see what all the fuss was about,

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…while the rest of us went for a stroll around the park.

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Every side of Alamo Square offers pretty views

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and more cute houses.
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But none matched the picturesque Painted Ladies.

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Posted by on September 14, 2013 in Family Events, Field Trips, Geography, US Holidays


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